FOOTBALL: Signing Day thread

I am on my way to Oxford and will be on the blog in about an hour. Leave comments and information here, and I’ll check in shortly.

— PA


322 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Signing Day thread”

  1. farley662 Says:

    Congrats on Pat.

  2. djrebel Says:

    Patterson just picked up the Ole Miss cap after putting on a show and hovering over the Alabama cap on WCBI. Leaving Tupelo now.

    — PA

  3. VA Reb Says:

    Whew! Patterson a Rebel!

  4. Josh Says:

    Rivals says Ole Miss officially signed Gaines and Marry.

  5. nwrman Says:

    I think maybe Pat thought about catching bullets from Sneed

  6. m4rebs Says:

    Thanks farley, this one will probably get us on the NCAA’s Watch list. He may be more trouble than good, but for today, I’m taking a positive outlook; I’m hoping for Julio Jones type-contribution next year. We shall see.

    I think Massie is the key to our class. Maybe he isn’t even on the radar, but I think he is a huge (no pun intended) deal for our class this year.

  7. Tyler-for-Heisman Says:

    Awesome. What time are Cotton and Brown Supposed to decide?

  8. m4rebs Says:

    Brown is at 2:45 on ESPNU. I’m not holding my breathe on him though. The Rivals Radio guys act like it is Ohio State or Georgia on him. Ole Miss doesn’t even have a prayer if you listen to those guys, and I don’t blame them, do you?

  9. farley662 Says:

    He’s a good player. No doubt.

  10. redstickrebel Says:

    Where did ya’ll see Patterson put on the hat I’m watching ESPNU I haven’t seen it is it on Rebelvision?

  11. Tyler-for-Heisman Says:

    I’m not expecting to pick up brown, but I’m interested since we actually have a dog in the hunt. We’ve already taken one from Bama (Patterson). It will be interesting to how how we do against some other big name schools.

  12. RoastBeef1 Says:

    I heard Brown was heading to OSU. Massie would be a big pickup as he could come in and start right away.

  13. Josh Says:

    Patterson is everywhere. The Ole Miss website has it as well as rivals.

    Massie was supposed to announce at 9:30. Any word?

  14. m4rebs Says:

    WCBI, in Columbus did stick. He wasn’t “big” enough for the U. Just local yocals in North Miss got to see it.

  15. redstickrebel Says:

    Thanks ya’ll C-L says Patterson has not sent in his LOI though. All I have seen on ESPNU is LSU ALA TENN USC. ALl they care about is the top ten it looks like. Anywhere I can listen to this on the net I’m out of state.

  16. L2 Says:

    Good start to the day! M4 – hope we are all wrong on the NCAA watch dog list!! We’ve had enough of that stuff.
    Agreed on Massie – that one would be ‘BIG’! Let’s keep hoping for more good news…..

  17. rebsir Says:

    i can’t find any word on massie/tig yet…anyone?

  18. Josh Says:

    Anybody have a membership on rivals? Posts say congrats to OM on Marlon Brown. Also has a subject line that reads: massie is a… I can’t see the post.

  19. mobilereb Says:

    Patterson has sent in his LOI

  20. Jeff Jolly Says:

    wish PA would hurry up and get to Oxford and give us an updated list.

  21. redstickrebel Says:

    I saw that Patterson is official. Yea you right where is PA? If that is true about Marlon Brown that would be a shocker. Rebs need Massie.

  22. djrebel Says:

    Hey Jeff, I’m here! Drove 72 miles an hour today, up from my normal 70. (Ha)

    Ole Miss lists the paper work on 21 signees right now.

    Massie and Tig are supposed to announce at the same time, right about now. Waiting to hear.

  23. toddv Says:

    While Parrish is traveling, here is a list from The Associated Press that came out about 9:59 a.m.

    A list of the 2009 recruiting classes of Ole Miss Mississippi State and Southern Miss with player’s name, position, height, weight, high school and hometown:


    Ole Miss

    Michael Brown, ol, 6-6, 315, Lexington (Tenn.) HS

    Ryan Campbell, db, 6-0, 175, Carver HS, Columbus, Ga.

    Tyler Campbell, p, 6-2, 210, Catholic HS, Little Rock, Ark.

    Logan Clair, ol, 6-5, 305, NE Oklahoma CC, Mustang, Okla.

    Frank Crawford, db, 6-1, 170, Gulliver Prep, Miami

    Corey Gaines, dt, 6-1, 280, Godby HS, Tallahassee, Fla.

    A.J. Hawkins, ol, 6-3, 315, Martin Luther King HS, Lithonia, Ga.

    Gabriel Hunter, rb, 5-11, 185, Kingsbury HS, Memphis, Tenn.

    Dele Junaid, db, 6-3, 195, Hightower HS, Sugar Land, Texas

    Artice Kellam, db, 5-11, 180, Gulliver Prep, Miami

    Mike Marry, lb, 6-3, 225, Largo HS, Clearwater, Fla.

    Emmanuel McCray, ol, 6-4, 280, Forest Hill HS, Jackson, Miss.

    Korvic Neat, rb, 5-8, 170, Hallandale (Fla.) HS

    Pat Patterson, wr, 6-3, 215, Noxubee Co. HS, Macon, Miss.

    Charles Sawyer, db, 5-10, 180, Coral Park HS, Miami

    Rodney Scott, rb, 5-9, 195, Dixie Co. HS, Cross City, Fla.

    D.T. Shackelford, lb, 6-1, 230, Austin HS, Decatur, Ala.

    Eric Smiley, dt, 6-5, 280, Central HS, West Helena, Ark.

    Evan Swindall, c, 6-3, 285, LaFayette (Ga.) HS

    Mike Thomas, dt, 6-4, 270, St. Paul’s Episcopal HS, Mobile, Ala.

    Cameron Whigham, de, 6-3, 230, Shiloh HS, Lithonia, Ga.


    Mississippi State

    Johnthan Banks, db, 6-2, 170, E. Webster HS, Maben, Miss.

    Leon Berry, wr, 6-1, 185, E. Miss. CC, Griffin, Ga.

    Josh Boyd, dl, 6-3, 275, Philadelphia (Miss.) HS

    Sean Brauchle, pk, 5-9, 175, Miss. Gulf Coast CC, Biloxi, Miss.

    Chad Bumphis, wr, 5-10, 193, Tupelo (Miss.) HS

    Montrell Conner, rb, 6-2, 215, Ouachita Parish HS, Monroe, La.

    Fletcher Cox, dl, 6-4, 240, Yazoo City (Miss.) HS

    Billy Hamilton, wr, 5-10, 170, Taylorsville (Miss.) HS

    Brandon Heavens, wr, 5-10, 170, Jess Lanier HS, Bessemer, Ala.

    Mardrecas Hood, wr, 6-3, 180, Pickens Co. HS, Reform, Ala.

    Heath Hutchins, p, 6-2, 215, Itawamba CC, Saltillo, Miss.

    Gabriel Jackson, ol, 6-4, 295, Amite Co. HS, Liberty, Miss.

    Maurice Langston, db, 5-11, 185, East Central CC, Meridian, Miss.

    Cameron Lawrence, db, 6-2, 205, Magnolia Heights HS, Coldwater, Miss.

    Johnathan McKenzie, dl, 6-4, 235, Starkville (Miss.) Academy

    Pernell McPhee, dl, 6-4, 270, Itawamba CC, Pahokee, Fla.

    LaDarius Perkins, rb, 5-10, 195, St. Joseph HS, Greenville, Miss.

    Tyler Russell, qb, 6-4, 200, Meridian (Miss.), Miss.

    Ricco Sanders, wr, 5-11, 175, Byrnes HS, Duncan, S.C.

    Darius Slay, db, 6-0, 175, Brunswick (Ga.) HS

    Chris Smith, wr, 6-1, 195, Meridian (Miss.) HS

    Dennis Thames, db, 5-11, 185, Louisville (Miss.) HS

    Sam Watts, ol, 6-4, 290, Salem HS, Conyers, Ga.

    Chris White, lb, 6-4, 235, Miss. Gulf Coast CC, Vancleave, Miss.

    Nickoe Whitley, db,5-11, 195, Provine HS, Jackson, Miss.


    Southern Miss

    Chris Campbell, qb, 6-2, 180, Briarcrest Christian HS, Collierville, Tenn.

    Jamie Collins, ath, 6-3, 210, Franklin County HS, Meadville, Miss.

    Jonathan Guerry, ol, 6-4, 290, New Hope HS, Columbus, Miss.

    Ryan Hanks, te, 6-5, 235, Pace HS, Milton, Fla.

    Jerrion Johnson, db, 6-1, 195, Perry Central HS, Beaumont, Miss.

    Will Martin, lb, 6-0, 201, Madison Central (Miss.) HS

    Alex Smith, db, 5-11, 175, Franklin County HS, McCall Creek, Miss.

    Octavious Thomas, de, 6-3, 230, Mount Zion HS, Carrolton, Ga.

    Gerald West, db, 5-11, 175, Faith Academy, Mobile, Ala.

    Nathaniel Worrell, ol, 6-5, 265, Pearl (Miss.) HS

  24. Jeff Jolly Says:

    PA is enroute from Tupelo. I guess he stayed home to watch the Patterson announcement on WCBI.

  25. djrebel Says:

    I watched the Patterson deal on WCBI just before leaving the Wellness Center. I had heard he was leaning Ole Miss, but he made a show of hovering over the Alabama cap before picking up the Ole Miss cap. Caps for State and Southern Miss were also on the table.

    Don’t know if this affects Brown’s decision.

  26. djrebel Says:

    Bobby Massie has chosen Ole Miss, I’m told. Just received a text messaage.

  27. rebsir Says:

    massie a rebel according to rivals!!!!!

  28. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Glad you made it safely PA. We were all panicking out here….glad Patterson is official.

    Waiting for the rest of the cream for this crop now.

  29. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Massie is the best pickup by far in my eyes. Desperately needed the guy.

  30. oxfordrebel Says:

    Massie is a huge pickup, I can’t believe it!!!

  31. Jeff Jolly Says:

    If that’s true PA….we’re putting a whooping on Alabama today.

  32. djrebel Says:

    Ole Miss currently lists the paper work for 21 signees including Patterson and LB Mike Marry. The Rebels were considered to be in good shape with both players, but neither gave a verbal commit.

    — PA

  33. Rickey Lee Says:

    The official list is available and is updated every few minutes on the ole miss sports site.

  34. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Goodness ta ll dont believe anything i told you massie patterson and cotton would be rebels days ago brown is still undecided grandmother wants om he thinks patterson hurts him

  35. djrebel Says:

    On the DL front, the Rebels have received the papers on Corey Gaines, a recent 4-star commit from Tallhassee, who chose Ole Miss over Auburn.

    Not listed among the signees, yet, is 4-star DL Craig Drummond, of Chicago, who is already enrolled in school.

    — PA

  36. djrebel Says:

    No word on Raymond Cotton yet.

    — PA

  37. oxfordrebel Says:

    Raymond announces at 1:00 I believe PA

  38. redstickrebel Says:

    Rivals has OM having 32 LOI How many more? Lots of greyshirts it looks like.

  39. L2 Says:

    Bring on the BEASTS!!! Keep bringing the good news.

  40. JG Says:

    When is Mason going to sign?

  41. djrebel Says:

    Va Reb, I was thinking the other day you hadn’t been on in a while. Good to see you back.

    — PA

  42. VA Reb Says:

    Thanks, PA. I’ve been reading….just haven’t had much to say! Larry

  43. djrebel Says:

    Guys, there’s a lot of hype on signing day, and often unrealistic expectations are laid out for these guys

    However …

    If Massie lives up to his pub, this is a huge pick up, a guy that can come in and make an impact next year.

    The staff liked what they saw from Bradley Sowell this year. He is going to figure in on the OL. Whether he plays alongside Massie or behind him — or vice versa after the competition plays itself out — the OL gets stronger.

    — PA

  44. djrebel Says:

    JG, don’t know about Mason. Refresh me on who that is.

    — PA

  45. ColoradoReb Says:

    Zacheous Mason?

  46. ColoradoReb Says:

    Rivals is saying OM but ESPNU is still saying undecided

  47. djrebel Says:

    Man, I forgot about him. Haven’t seen the paper work and haven’t hard when he’ll sign. I didn’t hear that was wavering, though, so I figure he’ll come through. Sounds like a really good pick-up, an athletic, 6-4, 250 tight end.

    — PA

  48. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Not only is the OL stronger…the receiving corps is much stronger. Ja-Mes Logan has inked his papers too.

  49. m4rebs Says:

    Marlon Brown maybe JG?

    How can 6’8″, 335 lbs not work out for us PA? I see nothing but upside to this guy. And when Markuson gets through with him, NFL Draft will be our next competition, sooner rather than later. We all need to tell him he needs to get better footwork, from now till 2012.

  50. ColoradoReb Says:

    I like the way we are getting recruits from all over the nation and thats what you’ve got to do to become a national powerhouse.

  51. JB Says:

    Who’s holding down the “Fort” today? It appears that everyone is glued to the tv, seeing who is going where.

    Now here’s my question about Ole Miss, did they get a good signing?

  52. djrebel Says:

    Paper work has been received on Jackson K Andrew Ritter and Lithonia, Ga., LB Joel Kight.

    Kight’s only 3-feet tall (5-9 actually), but I’m told he’s a fierce hitter with really good speed.

  53. redstickrebel Says:

    PA are u familiar with the kicker form Denham? I think his name is Lewis very strong leg and wants to go to LSU but they picked another kicker. He kicked a couple of 50 yarders this year and a lot of touchbacks. OM solid on Ritter?

  54. ColoradoReb Says:

    Great so far JB, State looks good as well

  55. djrebel Says:

    Matt, the road the relevance is littered with high-profile busts. I’m like you, I look at it and say, how can this not work. I believe Massie will be fine, but you never know for sure.

    Some guys that sign today will bust, some will come in and be good but probably not as good as the hype.

    — PA

  56. ColoradoReb Says:

    Oku maybe leaving Tenn and coming to OM according to Rivals Radio on XM

  57. JG Says:

    I was referring to Z Mason, just wondering why he has not sent in his paperwork, I think he is the beast of the class!

  58. djrebel Says:

    Redstick, I know a little about the Lewis kids, Ronnie I believe is his first name, just from reading the Advocate and such. I know he nailed some long ones this season that helped my deal old Yellow Jackets to the district championship.

    I believe I read that his dad played at LSU, but I didn’t reconize his dad’s name.

    Where’s he going? Is he an LSU commit?

  59. ColoradoReb Says:

    Z has made verbal commit, don’t know about paperwork. They had Z on Rivals Radio about 9 am my time

  60. djrebel Says:

    Paper work now in for DeMarcus Knight, 6-2, 230, LB of Morristown, Tenn.

    — PA

  61. ColoradoReb Says:

    A buddy of mine in Memphis whos son plays with Brown says he will commit to OM, hope he’s right.

  62. djrebel Says:

    Anybody know anything on DL Alex Williams?

    — PA

  63. redstickrebel Says:

    No I heard LSU worked him out. But they have another kicker they really liked. I think we will see him somewhere though. I heard he might walk on at LSU if no offers.

  64. ColoradoReb Says:

    What about Drummond?

  65. djrebel Says:

    Don’t know anything about him other than leg strength, but I think he did hit a 57-yarder this year.

    — PA

  66. m4rebs Says:

    I’ve heard or seen nothing on Alex Williams PA.

  67. m4rebs Says:

    Aside from popular belief, Ole Miss athletes do attend class, and from what I’ve heard, Drummond is in class this Wednesday morning. Priorities in order in my opinion.

  68. ColoradoReb Says:

    Whats the atmosphere like with the FB office today PA?

  69. redstickrebel Says:

    I checked Arkansas list and Alex Williams is not on there either

  70. djrebel Says:

    No sweat on Drummond. He’s in school. Has to go through the process of signing. Don’t know when he’ll be “officially” listed.

  71. rebel2011 Says:

    Y’all will quickly see that Ritter is not doubt the kicker of the future. He goes to the high school that I graduated from, and this guy kicked a 58 yarder IN A GAME this season. Also he only had one kickoff all season that did not go for a touchback. He played tight end and defensive end as well, he is a big guy with an extremely powerful leg, and with a college weight program will be an extremely valuable guy

  72. djrebel Says:

    It’s rockin’. I’ve set up operations in in the media relations work room.

    — PA

  73. ColoradoReb Says:

    No big let downs so far that I know of?

  74. ColoradoReb Says:

    PA in the “Situation Room”

  75. ColoradoReb Says:

    Alex Williams to Oklahoma signed LOI

  76. JB Says:

    Looks like some Florida boys will be going to Oxford to play football this Fall. One right from Bobby Bowden’s back door.

  77. ColoradoReb Says:

    Marlon Brown is waiting on word from AK if he can play BB at OM he will come.

  78. ColoradoReb Says:

    Nutt told him as long as he could keep his grades up, he was cool with it.

  79. m4rebs Says:

    Williams didn’t even have OU on his list. Big surprise there then.

  80. m4rebs Says:

    With knee injuries galorie, I don’t think AK will pass up on an athlete of Marlon Brown’s status. He would be ingnorant if he did. How does that work, 2 sport guys just chew up 1 scholly.

  81. ColoradoReb Says:

    m4 google his name and it will take you to the rivals site that says he signed. Randle is really considering OM, OK, LSU, and Bama. HAs not made his mind up yet. Had a good talk with Nutt in the past couple of weeks but no visit so we may be out.

  82. redstickrebel Says:

    OM is becoming Fla. north. Urban Meyer said a couple of years ago. O’s last year that they had never recruited an athlete from Miss. Houston Nutt has always recruited all over the place.

  83. djrebel Says:

    No paper work received yet on RB Tim Simon and S Jamar Hornsby.

    Jessie Grandy, ATH, from Pine Bluff, along with Williams, was another kid who could sign today.

    — PA

  84. ColoradoReb Says:

    USC looks like the widowmaker to me. Wow impressive class so far and LSwho. Can’t understand why anyone would go to LSwho guess I’m biased though.

  85. Chris Says:

    Rivals’ Neal says Grandy signed with Rebels.

  86. redstickrebel Says:

    That’s good to here about Ritter, I’m not doubting the guy. I went to a game at JA in the mid 90’s and Tom Luke was one of the coach’s Is he still there?

  87. ColoradoReb Says:

    Williams at Ok PA

  88. djrebel Says:

    Lots of good players in Florida. No way the Big 3 can sign them all. But with the rise of South Florida there’s more competition for the out-of-state schools that swoop in.

    — PA

  89. Chris Says:

    Jamar Hornsby, Tim Simon, and Montez Phillips have officially signed (from Rivals)

  90. ColoradoReb Says:

    Grandy is Shibest’s recruit and I think he’ll sign. It was down to two yesterday and we were leading

  91. ColoradoReb Says:

    ESPNU is way behind on the tube

  92. djrebel Says:

    Paper work in for 5 signee: Montez Phillips, Craig Drummond, TIm Simon, Jamar Hornsby, Zacheeus Mason.

    — PA

  93. ColoradoReb Says:


  94. ColoradoReb Says:

    Z Mason is an awesome DE

  95. djrebel Says:

    Neal McCready was reporting earlier some possible wavering from Simon, but I guess that got worked out. Neal also said Marlon Brown to Ohio State, which would really run counter to the info that was leaked for so long, that being close to home was important.

    — PA

  96. jr85reb Says:

    Wev’e moved up to 19th on the recruiting class ranking.

  97. ColoradoReb Says:

    We got a few more surprizes coming….

  98. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I feel as good as I did at the end of the season and on Jan. 2nd. This is probably on paper the best recruiting class the Rebels have had since the Vaught days when they signed whoever they wanted in the state of Mississippi….some…just to keep other schools from getting them.

  99. ColoradoReb Says:

    I’m hearing Brown to OM. AK says he’ll let him play BB

  100. ColoradoReb Says:

    If Brown goes to OSU, talk about being onthe NCAA watch list.

  101. rebel2011 Says:

    He was still there until about 2 or 3 years ago when he went somewhere in Tennessee

  102. rebel2011 Says:

    Any word on Ray Cotton yet? I thought he was supposed to announce this morning at 10

  103. djrebel Says:

    I don’t know all about Nutt’s Arkansas recruiting history, but that was a knock on him by the fan base, one of many, as he was leaving the state.

    I do know this staff is very excited about this class and considers it one of the bests they’ve put together.

    — PA

  104. ColoradoReb Says:

    I think its a great class, PA. Randle IMHO is over-rated as far as college ball goes. A great HS player but I don’t know if he’s gonna be that great in college because as you know the defense is much more intense.

  105. redstickrebel Says:

    I’m still wondering. How many guys have the Rebs signed and how many greyshirts? Everytime I look at the rankings the Rebs move up this is fun. The SEC is strong today as usual. The best want to play in the SEC.

  106. Jeff Jolly Says:

    According to UM web site….33 have sent in papers. This does not include Massie. He and possibly Cotton would run the list to 35. Brown would make it 36. And don’t forget….Clayton Moore…who is probably going to walk on.

  107. flareb Says:

    It sure is nice to see Ole Miss in the loop. These last few months have been special and glad to see it continue. PA, always appreciate the insight. VA Reb, JB, Creb, myself and others are not in town but we always appreciate all and anything Ole Miss. Keep it up.

  108. djrebel Says:

    Redstick, I’m sure there will be plenty of greyshirts, but the numbers will work themselves out.

    Colorado, this does look like a great class on paper. Looks like they’ve done a good job of meeting needs and have re-stocked in some areas. Got some OL talent, more on the DL, playmakers at safety and WR.

    Very diverse group. Hope all the grades are in order.

    — PA

  109. ColoradoReb Says:

    Jeff I think that means we have mission accomplished as far as I’m concerned.

  110. ColoradoReb Says:

    And some of these other schools have to worry about the grades as well, thats just par for the course, I think. Would have liked to seen A. Williams. What about Tig?

  111. Ackermanrebel Says:

    got em now coach em up NUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  112. djrebel Says:

    Sounds like the Rebels have heard from everybody they’re going to get today except Cotton and Brown and Grandy if they want to come.

    Am I missing anybody?

    — PA

  113. flareb Says:

    Are there any academic issues? What about Tig? Seems like an awful high number. There has to be some question marks.

  114. rebel2011 Says:

    heard that Alex Williams is committed to Ole Miss, but has not sent in LOI yet. Jesse Grandy has sent in his LOI to Ole Miss

  115. ColoradoReb Says:

    Also, PA, ask someone there if they know anything on Oku. He has officially decommited from Tenn.

  116. djrebel Says:

    Colorado, I’ve heard Tig is coming, but the paper work isn’t here yet. It also is not here on Massie.

    — PA

  117. rebel2011 Says:

    Tig also has signed, his LOI has been received

  118. rebel2011 Says:

    excuse me, I dont think Tig’s paperwork is here yet, but he officially committed

  119. ColoradoReb Says:

    Any chance we may jump ahead of State with Tig and Massie?

  120. djrebel Says:

    Paper work is in on two more: RB Stephen Houston and ATH Jesse Grandy.

    — PA

  121. rebel2011 Says:

    Who said Houston Nutt can’t recruit? I call it jealousy! Hotty Toddy!

  122. rebel2011 Says:

    right now in scout we are 19 and state is 18.
    In rivals we are 18 and state is 22

  123. ColoradoReb Says:

    Keep bringing on the Christmas presents… thanks 2011

  124. hardscuffle Says:

    Colorado, are you sure about Alex Williams, the DE from Tallahasee? OK got an Alex Williams from New Orleans a couple of years ago.

  125. JB Says:

    flareb: I second that. PA keep us up to date with Ole Miss Sports and I do appreciate it.

  126. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Houston is going to be a grey shirt.

  127. ColoradoReb Says:

    OMG, I never though Nutt and Co. would pull this big of a signing class off, especially after the Ark faithful said he could’nt recruit. Kudos HDN and especially Chris who put it all together.

  128. ColoradoReb Says:

    Its all that praying L2’s been doin’

  129. JB Says:

    I believe the hiring of Coach Nutt was a great thing and we are starting to see more and more of his accomplishments.

  130. djrebel Says:

    Tig’s paper work has not been announced if it’s been received. The process here goes from the football office, to media relations, to the south end zone where the signing day party is going on.

    — PA

  131. bowlbouncin09 Says:

    yea no dobt jb… hes been known to coach up all the 2 and 3 star players and make them great athelets in the sec… plus all these big name big time recruits.. cant wait till april to see some of them in action and then again the end of august…… HOTTY TOTTY

  132. ColoradoReb Says:

    I have an Uncle from Conway, Ark and he said when we got Nutt, “he’s inconsistant and he can’t recruit. OM want be happy with him because he’s got some marbles loose.” I can’t wait to call him tonight. Ark sure isn’t making any big waves are they?

  133. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Nutt has a dynamic personality and a nack for trustabilty if that is a word his players and all of his co workers love him and want to please him .

  134. djrebel Says:

    Guys, I’m going to be out of pocket for a few minutes to run a quick errand and grab some lunch.

    Nutt’s press conference is at 2. Word on Brown should come down during the presser, Cotton shortly before.

    — PA

  135. ColoradoReb Says:

    If we get those two I’m going to Disney World…..

  136. b4rebs Says:

    What’s the word on Cotton?

  137. PatrickH Says:

    I quite listening to Hog fans’ opinions of Nutt a long time ago. All those Arkansas people saying Nutt couldn’t recruit also said:

    – Nutt’s teams hardly ever pass and the offense will be boring.

    – if we got to a bowl game, Nutt will lose it.

  138. BigMikeFromOleMiss Says:

    Is the nutt conference on tv?

  139. ColoradoReb Says:

    Aubrey Phillips to FSU. Brown to OSU according to a Knoxville Radio Station I got through the internet

  140. amsteffe Says:

    Hey PA –
    I’m gonna be right next door to you in the Rebel Sports Marketing office after class today. I’m an intern in the sports marketing department. Mind if I come by and say hello? What all is going on with the signing day party?

  141. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Colorado, I noticed you said Ark wasn’t making any big waves. They have a higher ranked class than we do. Don’t bash their recruiting class when it’s better than the one we have.

  142. ColoradoReb Says:

    How did all the Ms schools lose out on Phillips to FSU?

  143. oxfordrebel Says:

    Brown is out guys, hate to bust y’alls bubbles, but Cotton should be a lock for us. This could be a top 15 class by the time all is said and done…

  144. ColoradoReb Says:

    RB, I asked a question, are they making any big waves? Ding

  145. ColoradoReb Says:

    Thats what this ? means, its a question. I haven’t been following Ark.

  146. RoastBeef1 Says:

    I figured you were trying to be your typical sarcastic arrogant self. My apologies. But yes, I believe we’re 5th in the west and State is 6th. LSU, Bama, Auburn, Arkansas, OM, MSU is how it’s shaping up now I believe rankings wise.

  147. ColoradoReb Says:

    Ark is 3.3 and OM is 3.09 not a big difference and it will probably change by the end of the day.

  148. ColoradoReb Says:

    Especially if we get Tig, Cotton, Massie, and maybe Brown. Looks pretty good to me.

  149. jr85reb Says:

    That all depends on which ranking site you are veiwing.

  150. ColoradoReb Says:

    jr85 what are you seeing?

  151. jr85reb Says: has Ark behind us as of 1pm est

  152. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Massie is official…

  153. ColoradoReb Says:

    Scout to me is more reliable. Rivals is a little on the political side if you ask me.

  154. mobilereb Says:

    LOI is in for Massie according to Ole Miss website

  155. b4rebs Says:

    Got Massie…need Cotton and Brown.

  156. jr85reb Says:

    Also shows all the signed LOI and updates on Brown and Cotton.

  157. ColoradoReb Says:

    what does it say?

  158. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Are you going to see the Rebs in the South Alabama tourney in a couple of weeks?

  159. mobilereb Says:

    Hey Jeff Jolly – don’t know about you, but I’ve got several Bama fans around me who are in shock about Massie. They thought he was a lock for them.

  160. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I’m a little in shock myself….but it’s a good shock.

  161. Ackermanrebel Says:

    I have two here with me they are down about it bubble busted and i love it ha ha ha could not happen to a better bunch.

  162. AGRReb Says:

    PA, hope you do a follow up on Tillman, expect the charges to be dropped in a day or 2.

  163. ColoradoReb Says:

    LOL ackerman. jr whats the deal on brown and cotton according to what I see no change

  164. mobilereb Says:

    JJ – I’ll have to see what the family has going on that day. It would be fun though.

  165. jr85reb Says:

    Raymond Cotton
    (Meade Senior HS)
    Ft Meade, MD 6-4/220 Kansas State, Mississippi, Southern Miss, Arkansas, Auburn undicided at 1pm et

    Marlon Brown
    (Harding Academy)
    Memphis, TN 6-5/205/4.50 Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio State, Tennessee undicided at 1pm et

    Form scout

  166. ColoradoReb Says:

    Rivals radio is saying Cotton at OM. Brown to OSU.

  167. Jeff Jolly Says:

    It’s a 3 day round robin tourney.

  168. ColoradoReb Says:

    OM could end up third in the west behind Lsu and bamer

  169. ColoradoReb Says:

    not bad company to be in

  170. jr85reb Says:

    OSU listing a Corey Brown with LOI but nothing on Marlon on the OSU site.

  171. Lee Rebel Says:

    Memphis Commercial Appeal site says Marlon Brown will announce at 2:45 today

  172. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Anybody got an update on Raymond Cotton or Marlon Brown….waiting for the icing on the cake…

  173. jr85reb Says:

    No updates that I can find.

  174. m4rebs Says:

    What happen to Brown, Colorado? I thought you had him talking to AK and the deal was done? As my 2 year old says, “Whathahah happen?”

  175. ColoradoReb Says:

    PA must be up rubbing elbows with the signing party in the south endzone. Can’t blame him, wish I was there. I see nothing on Cotton or Brown either. I know a call was made to AK earlier to see if Brown could play BB.

  176. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Colorado has been silent for a while m4rebs…..he must be working on the deal behind closed doors.

  177. ColoradoReb Says:

    I don’t know about a deal, I just know a call was made to ask if he could play BB. AK said sure if he can keep his grades, same for Nutt.

  178. Jeff Jolly Says:

    When are you moving to Ocean Springs? Waiting on you to come over to Moss Point for lunch one day….

  179. L2 Says:

    And I’m still praying 🙂 it’s worked so far!!

  180. jr85reb Says:

    I wouldn’t be suprised if HDN was saving these 2 for the presser.

  181. ColoradoReb Says:

    I’ll leave the deals to Pat Dye, if you know what I mean.

  182. m4rebs Says:

    What hahahahappen?????

  183. ColoradoReb Says:

    me too L2. Jeff I think my plans may have changed. I might not be coming after all, we have some contract issues that must be cleared up before I can go. Also, waiting to see if my cousins house will be ready for us. He’s still fighting the insurance company over the storm.

  184. ColoradoReb Says:

    jr85, you could very well be right.

  185. redblueblood Says:

    Tig has sent in his paperwork

  186. ColoradoReb Says:

    I am supposed to be there Monday if I’m going. We’ve been working hard to get some things done but its not moving at the pace I would like.

  187. Rickey Lee Says:

    Rivals now lists cotton as Ole Miss

  188. amsteffe Says:

    Tig has sent in the paperwork, and Cotton has reported that he will sign….He just committed on rivals and it’s only a matter of time before the paperwork gets in….wow guys…

  189. oz Says:

    Cotton on board

  190. amsteffe Says:

    Marlon Brown or no Marlon Brown, this class is awesome…Not only is it filled with star power, it fills the gaps in our team…This is unbelievable news

  191. Jeff Jolly Says:

    What a day…..seems Marlon Brown is the only missing piece.

  192. redstickrebel Says:

    Nick Saban is notorious when it comes to signing a bunch and the numbers seem to work themselves out. Damn good job Rebels one hell of a recruiting class. ESPNU just said the Rebels have done an outstanding job today even saying they “ran the table”. They are throwing bouquets at the Rebels saying they are out recruiting State overall. We know State got the in state recruits. They also just reported Cotton to OM.

  193. starkvillereb Says:

    Cotton comitted to OM on Rivls, but stated he has not signed.

  194. m4rebs Says:

    That’s a big change from what they were saying about an hour ago. They talked to Mullen for about 5 minutes on ESPNU, and showed our logo for 12 seconds in a follow-up piece. Good to see they’ve change their tune. State has done well, don’t loose sight of that, because they really needed to run the table in the state of Miss, but Nutt knew he would be crucified if he didn’t counter with some big time guys from elsewhere. I don’t have a problem with the way this worked out, with or without Brown. From the pulse of this blog, I don’t think you guys feel like we got raked over the coals either. So who wins and who loses? I’d say both Miss. schools did pretty darn good. And even if we got 2 of Bama’s targets, they aren’t hurting, I guarantee you.

  195. jr85reb Says:

    Raymond Cotton
    (Meade Senior HS)
    Ft Meade, MD 6-4/220 Committed to Mississippi

    Good news….

  196. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Take care of our house to hell with ala and state we have enough business to keep us busy let Nutt coach em up!!!!!!

  197. ColoradoReb Says:

    I really don’t think Brown has decided 100% yet.

  198. ColoradoReb Says:

    Memphis am radio station just had a member of Browns family on(I believe granny) and she said its between OM and OSU. She said she really wants him to stay close to home. We may not be out yet.

  199. m4rebs Says:

    Unfortunately, you must keep your eye on the competition, Mr. Ackermanrebelcanimakemyidanylonger. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer, right JB?

  200. rowdyreb! Says:


  201. sorantable Says:

    This class is better than any one of O’s… Not even in the same ballpark…

  202. jr85reb Says:

    Cotton’s LOI in….

  203. Ackermanrebel Says:

    hmmm m4rebs very creative

  204. JakeFuryReb Says:


    “2:20 p.m.: Another big get for Ole Miss; dual-threat signal-caller Raymond Cotton has picked the Rebels, according to Cotton is a physically impressive QB with great athleticism, but he’ll need some work on his mechanics and overall passing skills at Ole Miss. ESPNU wideout Pat Patterson should help in that transition; Patterson’s a major get for the Rebels. With this news, Ole Miss is one of today’s big winners.”

  205. jr85reb Says:

    Almost poetic…

  206. djrebel Says:

    Back on the web for a bit. Sounds like paper work is in on Massie, Tig and Cotton.

    Waiting word on Brown.

    — PA

  207. m4rebs Says:

    Just kidding Ackerman. I’m assuming you are from Ackerman, but being from Alabama, I don’t know where it is……

  208. jr85reb Says:

    Anyone know what time Brown is going to decide?

  209. amsteffe Says:

    PA –
    I’m going to be right across the hall from you in the Rebel Sports Marketing department, and then head to the press conference. I am a sports marketing intern/student here at Ole Miss. I would like to have the opportunity to meet you if possible…cool?

  210. djrebel Says:

    AGR, I hated to see that on Tillman. Hope it’s not true and that there’s more to the story than has surfaced to this point.

    — PA

  211. Ackermanrebel Says:

    ackerman is 20 miles west of the metropolis of starkville,ms ha dont blink or you will miss it.

  212. jr85reb Says:

    PA, how’s the atmosphere\crowd over there?

  213. m4rebs Says:

    Man, I bet it’s as tough to be a Rebel in Ackerman as it is to be a Rebel in Tuscaloosa and Baton Rouge. Then again, maybe not…..

  214. m4rebs Says:

    I know it is tough in Baton Rouge. My 1998 Red Ford Explorer had the kind words of an LSU fan engraved in the side of it. It happened at the Albertson’s on College Drive, the Monday after the LSU-Ole Miss basketball game in 2002. Couldn’t drive that one to Parkview Baptist on Sunday.

  215. Ackermanrebel Says:

    not nearly so bad this year aka 45 to 0 and sat bb helps a whole lot lol

  216. JakeFuryReb Says:

    I don’t know if these schools are ranked in order of interest, but ESPN has:

    Ole Miss
    Ohio State

  217. cr Says:

    There are 200+ posts in this thread and very little about any other school. If you check other sites there seems to be a lot of concern about Ole Miss. I did learn from the MSU blog with the Journal that Patterson isn’t near as good as we think.

  218. JakeFuryReb Says:

    For Marlon Brown by the way.

  219. Ackermanrebel Says:

    There is a big rebel in tuscaloosa from ackerman do you know a jimbo???

  220. djrebel Says:

    Amsteffe, bring it on man. Glad to meet you.

    — PA

  221. djrebel Says:

    CR, for what it’s worth on Patterson, Gene Phelps, our former sports editor, who’s now covering preps and jucos in his golden years, says Patterson is the best high school receiver he’s seen … ever. Not surprising that his stock drops today on a State blog, is it? Glad you’re checking in on Brad’s blog.

    — PA

  222. djrebel Says:

    Don’t know what Logan Clair was doing here in the presser, but he obviously was out of place. He’s a mid-year OL signee already in school. Mike Markuson just hustled him out pretty quick.

    — PA

  223. m4rebs Says:

    No, I don’t know jimbo in Tuscaloosa. There are more over here than I know, that’s for sure. I feel like I’m the only one, but I hear there are some guys over here that have parties and get togethers. I just must not be in the “right” places or know the “right” people.

  224. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Patterson is for real. He’s got the best hands I’ve seen. Route running is solid, not great. Most of Noxubee’s playbook consisted of just throwing the ball up and letting him go get it. If you want to see highlights of him without paying rivals or scout, go to ESPN’s profile page of him and watch for yourself.

  225. djrebel Says:

    What about grades, Beef. His coach tells me he’ll make it. You hearing anything on that?

    — PA

  226. djrebel Says:

    Ole Miss up to No. 16 in the Rivals team rankings, passing State at No. 24.

    — PA

  227. Ackermanrebel Says:


  228. amsteffe Says:

    PA –
    You going back to media relations offices after the Nutt press conference?

    If so, I’ll holler at you then.

  229. m4rebs Says:

    That’s primarily because we have 35 guys on the board, PA. If you go by points….but if you go by average stars, we aren’t as high, but then again, with 35, we are diluting the star power too. As I already posted, I am very pleased with this class. Wouldn’t want to have to figure out what to do with 10 or 11, but maybe that’ll work out. Pleae let us know what Nutt says about how he plans to trim to the 25 PA. I’m sure you won’t have to ask, it’ll be one of the top questions of the day.

  230. RoastBeef1 Says:

    I think he’ll make it. He has like a 16 on his ACT and that was his first try. Should be able to get to 18 on it. The actual core work shouldn’t be that big of an issue either. I think he’s kinda like DeAndre Brown in the sense that he should be able to squeak in.

    And I know I mentioned ESPN just a sec ago. Most of the big time recruits have some type of highlight tapes up in their profiles and they’re free. I know Cotton had a couple and Patterson had his. Pretty cool to check them out.

  231. JakeFuryReb Says:

    It’d be craziness if somehow Dre Kirkpatrick chose Ole Miss. I don’t know the relations between him and OM, but I have a strange feeling…

  232. m4rebs Says:

    Who is Dre Kirkpatrick Jake?

    Anybody heard where Oku, the Tennessee recruit ended up?

  233. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I saw Patterson in the state championship game. He played nearly every position on the field except lineman. He kicked, played running back, quarterback, defensive back and receiver.

    My brother, an MSU fan, thought he was the second coming as long as he was committed to MSU.

    I can’t believe he has gotten worse since he decommitted to State.

    I’ll take him any day.

  234. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Kirkpatrick to Bama. Strange feeling didn’t work out.

  235. JakeFuryReb Says:

    He chose Bammer. He is the #1 CB in the nation, m4.

  236. sorantable Says:

    We can’t get everyone… ha…

  237. the dude Says:

    what’s going on with marlon brown?

  238. farley662 Says:

    I’ve heard Pat was an on the fencer. Good possibility he goes JUCO first. It would be ashame for the kid not to play 4 years of D1 ball. I don’t see how these kids get to the point where they have to do major work to get into school. Shouldn’t they know well in advance?

  239. Brian in Oxford Says:

    I think Oku is going to Auburn or Syracuse.

  240. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Yeah Farley, I agree. Pat had an idea that he was going to be a big time recruit during his sophomore season. You have to put some of it on the recruits, but I actually put a lot of this on the coaches. You gotta be a role model to the player and guide him to doing the right things to get ready. Too many coaches care about the present and getting their wins instead of caring about a kids future. I’m confident that he’ll qualify though.

  241. m4rebs Says:

    Thanks Brian & Jake. I just found the Kirkpatrick cat. See Bammers, you guys are going to be ok, even if little old Ole Miss “cheats” to get a couple of “your” guys.

  242. redstickrebel Says:

    What’s up with Tillman I missed it? Who cares if Rebs are ahead of Miss State. Both have had an outstanding recruiting class’s. If u are top 25 u are gettign it done. Dre Kirkpatrick is on ESPNU and is very entertaining. He committed to Alabama. Look I live in Baton Rouge and they still love Saban. This guy is good but I would rather have Nutt any day. Saban is a difficult person but a good coach. Nutt is a good coach and a likable person as is Les Miles. It’s weird here because I’m from Miss. and LSU has no rival so I have fun with them here. They still think Saban walks on waster here though. Miles will never get the respect he deserves; even after a national championship.

  243. JakeFuryReb Says:

    I’m waiting on 2:45 pm.

  244. L2 Says:

    Somebody tell Brown it’s always best to listen to grandma & get down here & play!!

  245. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I missed whatever happened on Tillman. What did I miss?

  246. rd Says:

    This class looks better every minute!

  247. reb10! Says:

    What’s up w/ the press conference w/ Nutt

  248. JakeFuryReb Says:

    Barksdale committed. I don’t know if I’m late on that, but Rivals is the first place I saw his name on the Commit List.

  249. reb10! Says:

    I bet Demond Washington is thinking “what have I done” b/c from the looks of things he could have maybe started at CB this year

  250. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Yeah Jake, a little late on that one but it’s all good. Big pickup with him. He probably did more recruiting on Massie than Nutt and Markuson did which was a big help.

  251. reb10! Says:

    anybody…..we need an update about M.Brown, PLEASE!

  252. m4rebs Says:

    According to Bammers, that’s cheating. You can’t have a guy that is going somewhere, tell another guy that he should go there, unless it’s Tuscalooa. The arrogance….nauseating.

  253. RoastBeef1 Says:

    haha yeah. I guess when a recruit goes into the bleachers to catch a game and there are fans telling him to go to that school, that’s cheating also.

  254. m4rebs Says:

    Unless you are in Tuscaloosa, beef. Get with it man.

  255. JakeFuryReb Says:

    Ah, 10 minutes. I hope Grandma got her message through to Brown.

  256. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Ah ok, I get it now. Thanks for the recruiting lesson.

  257. m4rebs Says:

    I had a Bammer say to me this morning after we signed Patterson, “Looks like Ole Miss has the checkbook out again.” I asked him why he thought so, he said “Because it’s Ole Miss, you guys don’t get our recruiting targets……without money.”

    Nice. Real nice. And we wonder why Farley hates Alabama so much.

  258. BC Says:

    rivals reports ferrell and a. williams to OM. that makes 38 commits. WOW!

  259. farley662 Says:

    With 25 scholarships, why would these kids sign? That’s not a bash either. I thought playing time was the major factor for most kids.

  260. cr Says:

    One of Bama’s boards seemed to have a lot of concern over how many of our signees had grade problems. A WWII pilot told me once “You know you are over the target when you start getting a lot of flack.” After this class – watch out.

  261. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Ferrell and Williams have signed letter of intent according to UM web site.

  262. JakeFuryReb Says:

    no way.

  263. ColoradoReb Says:


  264. jr85reb Says:


  265. JakeFuryReb Says:

    haha I didn’t see that coming. I’m still really excited about the class this year though.

  266. starkvillereb Says:

    Marlon Walls to Georgia. . .

  267. Josh Says:

    brown to georgia?

  268. m4rebs Says:

    Brown to UGA????

  269. Jeff Jolly Says:

    What did you not see coming Jake?

  270. JakeFuryReb Says:

    Brown going to Georgia. I heard it was down to us and Ohio State.

  271. ColoradoReb Says:

    redstick, I was thru BR and couple weeks back and they have a big billboard about killing Saban or something like Satan is coming back home. Do you knwo the one I’m talking about?

  272. m4rebs Says:

    Well, that just about raps it up, right? Brown was really the only other one that was hanging out there. I can’t believe we got Williams and Ferrell. I thought somebody said Williams went to OU…….

  273. ColoradoReb Says:

    It was on rivals m4.

  274. ColoradoReb Says:

    my bad m4, just looked back and it was another alex williams from New Orleans that went to OK

  275. ColoradoReb Says:

    I had just googled his name and thats what came up.

  276. ColoradoReb Says:

    Can’t wait to see if these cowboys can ride.

  277. ColoradoReb Says:

    Bama folks don’t need to say anyone is paying anyone. That goes for Auburn and Lswho to. Pat Dye has cut more deals than a used car salesman. I think once Tubbs kids finish school he’s gonna let that cat out of the bag.

  278. Ackermanrebel Says:

    He did not want to compete with ja mez and patterson so let him go if he dont think he could compete with them as Nutt says we are one big family one heartbeat he wants to be the showboat.

  279. djrebel Says:

    The Tillman referenced above is Eric Tillman, an Ole Miss guy and long-time CFL executive. He was arrested and charged with sexault assault of a minor. He’s the GM in Saskatchewan. Hired Kent Austin there.

    — PA

  280. ColoradoReb Says:

    He was one reciever I thought that could come in and play. I guess he got what he needed at his Sept visit to Georgia.

  281. jr85reb Says:

    I agree AR, His loss.

  282. m4rebs Says:

    Forgot it was you that said it Colorado. That is a pretty common name these days anyway….Williams. I thought it was a little odd that he didn’t have them listed, and then went with OU, but you never know.

    Really enjoyed it this year guys. I think we posted more today than when we fired O, and then again when we hired Nutt. Glad I already bought my season tix, too. They should be a hot item this year. Just hope we can live up to the HYPE!!!! Aim high though, right ole JB!!!

  283. ColoradoReb Says:

    Is he coming on staff to OM or anything like that?

  284. djrebel Says:

    Guys and Gals, not surprisingly, the staff thinks this is the best class they’ve put together.

    Hard to argue.

    As far as grayshirts and grades and whatnot, Nutt said he checked with compliance AD David Wells to make sure there was no limit on how many he could sign. Said he would have signed 80 if he could have. Just wanted to establish relationship with some guys who will go the juco route.

    I’ll check back on this thread later, but for the immediate future I’ll be writing for the print edition and hoping to get finished in time for basketball.

    — PA

  285. ColoradoReb Says:

    Thanks PA, its been fun all day. Look forward to the game thread tonight. Someone please post a final.

    farley, is that yahoo thing available again? I wish you’d post the link if so, thanks.

  286. m4rebs Says:

    Colorado, the Yahoo link is only good when the game is on Raycom Sports. They have a deal with Yahoo, but it isn’t. The only follks going to be watching the bball game tonight will be in the Pad.

    Thanks for the coverage PA.

  287. jr85reb Says:

    Enjoyed it guys, good recruiting class. Looking forward to next season.

  288. VA Reb Says:

    Thanks to all of you guys today. Virginia can sleep much better tonight knowing that Ole Miss had a great signing day!! I guess I’ll have to get some work done tomorrow….spent most of the day on this page!

  289. ColoradoReb Says:

    The State folks are torn up about Patterson. Now saying he’s no good and such. The kid has hands with super glue on them and he’ll go up and catch anything within a mile radius of him. You know you got em’ when they start hating a player before he ever plays a game in Div. I. Great signing class.

  290. bigdraws Says:

    Haven’t heard anybody saying that Creb.

  291. farley662 Says:

    Me either CReb. I’ve commented on how dumb he sounded at the press conference. So did Thames who signed with State. Pat looked like he was coloring on his NLI.

  292. cr Says:

    Great job PA!

  293. farley662 Says:

    Good class for you guys. Both schools really racked up. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

  294. bigdraws Says:

    I’m sure you can find somebody to criticize him if you dig hard enough. I’ve heard nothing but good things. All the state folks I’ve talked to are thrilled with our recruiting class.

  295. JB Says:

    We Can! We Can!!!AIM HIGH!!!!Just hope we can live up to the HYPE!!!! Aim high though, right ole JB!!! Right M4

    Now tell this ole Reb fan of 60 years what kind of day that Ole Miss had in this enlistment of recruits today. Anyone and all, please.

    Don’t pay an attention to the Tillman thing. Some of the Miss. Stater just like to bring up stuff against Ole Miss, simply because they are a jealous bunch and can’t stand it that the Ole Miss Rebels in football is their superiors.

    PA: A great job that you put out here for us today. Keep up the good work. Right now down here in the Sunshine State is has been a very cold day.

  296. cr Says:

    I wonder if the M. Brown to Georgia means Bobby Knight will not be their new HC.

  297. farley662 Says:

    Yup JB that’s it. We love to start rumors that become national news about OM folks. Pretty sure Jackie is behind the Jihad and child molesting.

  298. JakeFuryReb Says:

    I feel like helping out. Here’s a link to Ole Miss Commitment List:

    2009 Mississippi Rebels Commitment List

  299. JB Says:

    Thanks Jake. Farley thought I saw , on Fox news, the police chasing you last week in a U-Haul truck.

  300. farley662 Says:

    Rumor started by some old bitter guy in Florida. No chance of the Uhaul here. I’m gonna stay here and start rumors because I’m jealous. Either that or just to annoy the carp outta you. And you’ve used that joke about 4 times now JB. I know old age plays tricks on the mind.

  301. farley662 Says:

    Oh wait, crap not carp. The JB spelling has caught up to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  302. ColoradoReb Says:

    farley, good class for both teams. I was reading BL’s blog and some were saying he wouldn’t be any good with double coverage and so on. I think State did really well. Hope yall beat everybody but us next year. It would be nice for the Egg bowl to mean who goes to the SEC Champ. game. I don’t think the State folks expected OM to jump so far ahead of them in the class. Looks like OM is going nation wide.

  303. ColoradoReb Says:

    JB, that joke gets better everytime you tell it.

  304. m4rebs Says:

    Only if at least one other person saw this clown in the U-haul. I’m sure he was a character if JB is giging farley with it. Can you describe him JB?

  305. ColoradoReb Says:

    Someone said he was wearing a Ms State cap with overalls and no shoes.

  306. Ackermanrebel Says:

    That could be most anybody from MSU i heard that to establish a freshman at MSU look for a new clean crisp pair of overhauls.

  307. farley662 Says:

    Wasn’t me then. Only my Alabama family wear the overalls. As short as I am, I would look like an Oompa Loompa in overalls.

  308. farley662 Says:

    You live in Ackerman buddy. Hick jokes are not allowed from people in Ackerman.

  309. rebfootball Says:

    How is ole miss going to give out 38 scholarships?

  310. farley662 Says:

    In all seriousness, great class for you guys. I’m happy we kept most of the talent in state this year. Both schools can really be proud of what they did today.

  311. bigdraws Says:

    You live in Ackerman. LMAO!!!

  312. L2 Says:

    Great day guys. I can stop praying now – o wait – there is so much more to pray about 🙂
    A whole lot of fun today – now let’s coach em up!!

  313. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Crap dont say that we have two new stop signs!!!

  314. farley662 Says:

    Well played Ackerman. It’s all in jest. Except for JB. Am staying in Oxford just to start rumors about OM, Nutt, CReb and JB. Nothing else to do in this hick town. Rimshot!

  315. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Ha you guys have a good night . Very successful day for both schools good luck till the Egg Bowl off to do honey doos .

  316. djrebel Says:

    Folks, I’ve got the print edition coverage wrapped up. It focuses on Bobby Massie, and I’ll link to it tomorrow.

    Thanks to you all for participating today and making this the most read thread in this blog’s history on this, the busiest day in this blog’s history.

    With a little while still to go, today’s hits have surpassed the previous best, which was the day that Nutt was hired.

    We’re about to pass 16,000 for this 24-hour period.

    I’ll post some signing day notes and leftovers tomorrow.

    Check back later for the basketball in-game blog.

    — PA

  317. JB Says:

    I am going to let that U-Haul rest for now. Just having a little fun out of Farley. The other night on Fox news, the police was in pursuit of a U-Haul truck on the run for some reason or another. As I watched, I thought of Farley in his hurry to get out of Oxford.

  318. redstickrebel Says:

    Thats correct about the billboard and Saban. They even buirned him in effighy. Thats the students the alumni and fans still have the utmost respcect for Nick. Believe me they are hanging over from Nick Saban. If you have heard his news conference you will see he is a jerk. But this guy commands respect. People love him for that, Have u heard Les Miles speak? He is hard to listen too but the guy is a really good coach. I think most coaches would love to have the LSU job including Nick Saban.

  319. farley662 Says:

    All love JB.

  320. oz Says:
    Disappointing no more
    OK, we were wrong.

    After being tabbed as one of the disappointing teams by just a week ago after hovering in the 40s in the national rankings, Ole Miss closed as strong as any school in the nation. The Rebels received 10 commitments in the past four days and finished No. 17 in the nation.

    The late commitments included four-star quarterback Raymond Cotton, four-star wide receiver Patrick Patterson and five-star offensive lineman Bobby Massie.

    “I wanted to play for a coach that could help me become the best in the nation,” Cotton said Wednesday after picking the Rebels. “I’m going to come in and work hard to be prepared so when my number is called, I’ll be ready. I believe the SEC Championship Game and a berth in a BCS bowl game will become an annual event, and I am really excited and honored to be a part of that.”


  321. rebelfan38652 Says:

    I didnt have much to say today, but I want to be counted as one of the faithful who was here. If you have a few free minutes go to the rivals sites and look at the drop down on the years that shows recruits. Just look back and compare stars and and speed to the 2009 class. UNBELIEVEABLE!! Whatever you do don’t forget……………….Brent Schaeffer was a five star QB. Patrick Willis, John and Peria Jerry were three stars.

  322. RebelNGA Says:

    Hotty Toddy. Great reading the blogs from yesterday. Wish there had been more instate signees but Coach Nutt covered that. Pardon my lack of current terminology but what is a grey shirt? How does the number of recruits work with the number of scholarships? I need to get back up to speed. Are any of these recruits being told they will sit out the freshman year as a redshirt?

    You have to be from Mississippi to know where most towns are in the state. Before I55/I59/I20 you had to drive through them to get anywhere. Same goes for my present home in GA. My uncle retired after a career with Bank of Grenada, et al, living in Ackerman, Louisville and now Calhoun City. Maben is west of Starkville between Eupora on Hwy 82. The other towns are on Hwy 9.

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